Offered Courses

Spring Semester

ECE 530 - Control systems Design

Course Objective: To provide the students with an understanding of, and proficiency in the modeling and analysis of, continuous-time systems. The students will learn how to apply model the continuous-time systems, learn how to analyze the continuous-time systems, and learn how to design time-domain and frequency-domain controller systems to meet specified needs. A final project is designed to apply the control knowledge gained for a real-world problem using MATLAB/Simulink.

Prerequisites: Math 340 and ECE 512 Or Graduate Student.

ECE 824 - Advanced Power Electronics

Objective: To introduce students to the dynamics, switching patterns, and control of power electronic converters.

Prerequisites: ECE 624 - Power Electronics (electric circuit analysis, differential equations, feedback control systems).

ECE 581 - Energy Conversion

Course Objective: To introduce students to the principles of energy conversion including inductor design, transformers, torque and force in electromagnetic circuits and actuators, and fundamentals of electric machines (motors and generators).

Prerequisites: ECE 410 - Circuit Theory I (RL circuit analysis in time and phasor domains, power and energy calculations, three-phase circuits, Thevenin’s theorem, integral and partial derivative, Ampere’s and Faraday’s laws).

ECE 881 - Power Electronics for Renewable Energy Systems

Course Objective: To explore the electrical characteristics of PV energy sources, the requirements for grid-connection, and the system-level power electronic circuits and controls needed to perform the interconnection. IEEE, NEC, UL and other regulatory standards that govern PV systems will also be studied.

Prerequisites: ECE 511 - Electrical Circuits II, ECE 624 - Power Electronics

ECE 684 - Power Laboratory

Objective: To be familiar with laboratory equipment, learn characterization of machines and design of induction machines, test a PWM-based DC-DC buck converter and a single-phase inverter, and analyze grid fault and stability as well as microgrid operation using PSCAD software.

Prerequisites: ECE 581 - Energy Conversion, ECE 624 - Power Electronics, ECE685 - Power Systems Design

ECE 890 - System Identification and Adaptive Control

Course Objective: System identification methods are used to mathematically model a system via measured data which may be inadequate or uncertain. Adaptive control schemes provide an adequate control on the system with an uncertain model. This course provides an overview of system identification techniques and adaptive control schemes for time-varying systems. After taking this course, students should be able to use some system identification methods to design adaptive control schemes.

Prerequisites: ECE 530 - Control Systems Design

Fall Semester

ECE 530 - Control systems Design

Course Objective: To provide the students with an understanding of, and proficiency in the modeling and analysis of, continuous-time systems. The students will learn how to apply model the continuous-time systems, learn how to analyze the continuous-time systems, and learn how to design time-domain and frequency-domain controller systems to meet specified needs. A final project is designed to apply the control knowledge gained for a real-world problem using MATLAB/Simulink.

Prerequisites: Math 340 and ECE 512 Or Graduate Student.

ECE 830 - Advanced System Theory

Course Objective: To learn state space description and analysis of continuous time dynamic systems and control solutions. Both linear and nonlinear systems are considered.

Prerequisites: ECE 530 - Control System Design or ME 640 - Control of Mechanical Systems II

ECE 624 - Power Electronics

Course Objective: To learn the fundamentals of power electronics, DC-to-DC converters operation (buck, boost, buck-boost), DC-to-AC converters (single-phase and three-phase PWM inverters), and AC-to-DC converters (single-phase and three-phase rectifiers).

Prerequisites: ECE 511 - Electrical Circuits II